Some Cowboys Creating a ‘Camp Bubble’
As the NFL is getting underway for the 2020 season, there are a lot of unknowns. We've seen the NBA and NHL do very well with their 'bubbles'. We've seen Major League Baseball struggle, not having a 'bubble', which has led to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, and a lot of missed games. Most notably for the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals. The NFL isn't planning on a 'bubble' at this point, but they might want to if they want to complete a full season.
The Dallas Cowboys are starting to take a 'bubble' approach to training camp. At least some of the players are. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted this out:
Three Cowboys so far have opted out of the 2020 season.
- Fullback Jamize Olawale
- Cornerback Maurice Canady
- Wide Receiver Stephen Guidry
While they might be losses, these aren't major losses for the Cowboys. It's not like Dak, Zeke, or Amari have opted out. Throughout the first two weeks of training camp the NFL will be performing daily COVID-19 tests.
According to Jay Glazer, teams may also quarantine one quarterback this season in case there's an outbreak in the quarterback room.
It's certainly going to be an interesting 2020 NFL season. It's starting to look like we aren't going to have college football this fall as more and more conferences are postponing the season, which means the NFL might see games on Saturdays and even Fridays. But if they aren't careful, they could end up with a Major League Baseball situation and have to miss games and no one wants that.